Talking trash: PM Hun Sen backs review of contracts

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday personally backed the review of government contracts with private waste removal companies, two weeks after the Council of Ministers signed an order indicating they will review the capital’s contract with garbage collector Cintri. ...

Vong Sokheng and Chhay Channyda

Council of ministers calls for review of contract with Cintri

The government’s faith in Phnom Penh’s embattled trash-collection company appears to have finally been lost after the Council of Ministers announced in a letter on Tuesday that a shake-up was on the way as it considers rescinding Cintri’s exclusive right to manage the city’s garbage ...

Khy Sovuthy

With higher wages after strike, Cintri workers back on the job

After a two-day strike that saw trash quickly pile up along Phnom Penh’s streets, more than 1,000 workers for the city’s only trash collection company, Cintri, agreed to return to their jobs Wednesday after being promised pay raises. Street cleaners, who make between $90 and ...

Ben Sokhean

Trash collectors’ strike to continue into third day

Hundreds of workers at Phnom Penh’s only trash-collection firm, Cintri, have vowed to continue striking today for higher wages and shorter work days after negotiations failed to resolve the dispute Tuesday. ...

Ben Sokhean

City Hall plans new dumpsite, extended riverside

City Hall is digging a new eight-hectare landfill near Prey Sar prison as the city’s current dumpsite, which receives about 1,500 tons of garbage a day, is set be filled to capacity by December, according to local officials. Mr. Chamroeun said that the new landfill ...

Sek Odom and Kang Sothear

Trash collectors battling with mounds of garbage

Trash collectors were working overtime Thursday to clean the vast piles of garbage that had accumulated in Phnom Penh this week after their four-day strike for higher wages. Although workers returned to their duties after agreeing to a pay rise of between $20 and $25 per ...

Ben Sokhean and Denise Hruby

Garbage workers protest for better pay

Some 300 workers from CINTRI, a garbage collection company, protested on Monday to ask for better pay and working condition. The workers demanded the minimum wage shall be increased to $150 per month. They also asked for other benefits such as bonuses for health care, rent, ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

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